Posted on 2023-10-23
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Cambodia - The Kingdom of Wonder

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Our 12-day photography expedition takes in the very best of contemporary Cambodia. Marvel at wondrous Angkor, from the most supreme of the temples to her best kept secrets tucked away in all corners of the rain forest. Lose yourself in a sea of smiles in the sprawling local markets and remote villages in the countryside and on the Tonle Sap lake. Bask in the luxuriant green of the rice paddies in planting season. Stand in awe beneath towering jungle waterfalls. And gain privileged access to modern Khmer performing artists from daredevil acrobats to mystical apsara dancers. Better yet, we do all this in the best light and with crowd avoidance at the forefront of our priorities. Simply put: There is no better way to travel as a passionate photographer.

Day 1 - Arrival in Siem Reap
You'll arrive in the quaint town of Siem Reap, gateway to the fabulous temples of Angkor. A member of the Angkor Travel Photography team will be waiting to greet you at the airport and transfer you to your relaxing riverside hotel. After check- in and some time to rest, we'll gather on the rooftop bar (weather permitting) to enjoy welcome drinks, get to know each other a little better, and set the scene for the adventures to come over the course of the tour.
Overnight in Siem Reap Welcome drinks/briefing Airport transfer

Day 2 - Angkor, Ancient Temples and Buddhist Pagodas
Day two begins with a bang: The mysterious Ta Prohm temple, packed with monstrous forest growth, at her quietest time of day and when the light is at its softest. The afternoon will be devoted to the colossal walled city of Angkor Thom, home to the iconic Bayon with her 200+ smiling faces. We’ll also have the unique chance to observe orange-robed monks and their unique buddhist rituals at one of the least-known pagodas within Angkor.

Day 3 - Pagodas, countryside life and floating village
Our day begins early in the morning with a visit to a monastery in a village a few kilometers from Siem Reap where you will have the opportunity to interact with and photograph Buddhist monks and their daily lives in the pagoda. In the afternoon, we will visit a floating village on the glassy waters of the Tonlé Sap lake. Here you will have the chance to photograph local life on the lake in an incredibly intimate manner as we travel by small rowing boat most of the year. Sunset will be enjoyed over the rice fields.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Daily Life in a monastery and floating Village of the Tonle Sap Lake

Day 4 - Phnom Kulen, waterfalls and buddhist pagoda
Day four will be spent among the pre-Angkorian findings at Mount Kulen; here we’ll marvel at the towering waterfall, the ancient reclining Buddha at the pagoda at the mountain top, and enjoy a picnic by the river of 1,000 linga.

Day 5 - Local market
Day five begins with one of Siem Reap town’s most incredible markets, the sprawling Phsar Leu, home to a host of co- lourful characters and produce unimaginable. After lunch, we ll travel to another rural province where first we lll review our images together.
Overnight in rural Province (Kompong Thom or Battambang)
Daily Life in a market
Travel to Rural Cambodia

Day 6 - Countryside activities
That day, we will explore the Cambodian countryside, witnessing a range of activities from rice farming to noodle mak- ing and meet people in their daily-life away from the tourist sites.

Day 7 - Countryside Life and Local Activities
We’ll spend and discover even more deeply the Cambodian countryside before heading back to Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap Daily Life in the countryside Travel back to Siem Reap

Day 8 - Angkor and life on the Tonle Sap lake
Back in the city of the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, we will discover temples lost in the jungle where very few people venture. After lunch we visit Kampong Phluk, a village nestled at the edge of the Tonlé Sap Lake dubbed “The CIty on Stilts.” Take a boat out to the lake before returning to shoot in the village, where we’ll have the opportunity to experience local life quite unlike anywhere else.

Day 9 - Angkor sunrise, post processing session and Phare Circus
Day nine starts with what is arguably the most iconic site in Cambodia: the sun rising over the silhouetted towers of An- gkor Wat. We ll spend the rest of the morning reviewing your images. Spend the afternoon with privileged access to one of Cambodia’s most exciting modern performances, Phare, The Cambodian Circus; we’ll shoot the rehearsal and make-up, and afterwards have reserved VIP seating from which to photograph the show.
Overnight in Siem Reap Angkor Wat sunrise
Phare the Cambodian Circus

Day 10 - Countryside life and Remote Temples
This day will also allow us to see and discover some of the habits from the Khmer Rouge period during which Cambodians were dying of hunger, such as hunting tarantulas. In the afternoon we will have the chance to meet young bonzes novices and photograph them in an isolated temple.

Day 11 - Factory and Lotus farm
We will shoot inside a brick factory. In the afternoon we will meet fishermen not far from the lotus farm of the city and will attend our last sunset if the weather permits before sharing our last meal together.
Overnight in Siem Reap Daily Life in the countryside Farrel dinner

Day 12 - Departure
Depart day twelve.

COMFORT
4/5
While in Siem Reap, we will stay in very comfortable 4-star boutique accommodation, complete with swimming pool and a large complementary breakfast each morning. During our two-night stay in the countryside, the hotel standard will remain comfortable, though the amenities may be slightly more basic depending on the location.

EXPERIENCE
All levels
You don't need to be a master photographer to enjoy our tours. This adventure is designed for photographers of all levels - enthusiasm is more important than experience here.
Beginners through to advanced/ professional photographers alike can learn from the guidance
of our knowledgeable team of photographers.

EFFORT
2/5
You don't need to by an athlete to take part in our tours, though a reasonable standard of health/ fitness will help you enjoy the tour to the fullest. We often walk
several kilometres in each session, and climb/descend the occasional steep hill. Good balance will also help you to board boats etc. during the trip. If you have any concerns, just let us know.

Type of experience

  • Photo Holiday

Where

  • Asia

What

  • Experience local culture
  • Approach people
  • Street life

When (if specific dates)

October 24th 2024

Duration

  • Other

Duration (other)

12 days/11 nights

Languages spoken

English/French

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Transfers to/from hotel/airport
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Tour leader expenses
  • Internal transport
  • Car & driver
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees (parks, monuments ...)
  • Personal critique/review

What is not included but recommended for the experience

- Air tickets to/from Siem Reap, Cambodia

- Meals and drinks beyond those specified

- Alcoholic beverages

- Tips for guides/drivers

- Insurance (travel and medical)

Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

Cambodia, temples, daily life, people

Camera equipment used by photographer

Canon 5D Mark IV

Private or group?

  • Group

Max group size

8

Min group size

4

Non photographer's welcome

Yes

Reviews

  • Lisa
  • Jun 29, 2024
  • This visit with Suzanne was a fantastic way to explore the street art of Grenoble, with the added bonus of learning some key tips about photography. Suzanne's style was very relaxed, friendly and helpful. I would recommend this visit to others without hesitation.

  • Bernard
  • Jun 19, 2024
  • Balade photographique très fructueuse, Suzanne m'a fait mieux connaître Grenoble !
    Je recommande.
    Pour améliorer encore la prestation, ne pas hésiter à donner plus de conseils sur la façon de photographier, en montrant par l'exemple.
    Grand merci, Bernard

  • Sri Nathalie
  • Jun 14, 2024
  • Très bon moment passé à la découverte du street art grenoblois sous les précieux conseils de Suzanne.
    Dommage que les artistes croisés en chemin n'aient pas été plus ouverts à l'échange.

  • Rachel
  • Jun 13, 2024
  • Suzanne et Serge, deux photographes extrêmement disponibles avec de très bons conseils adaptés au niveau de photo de chacun. Cours photo avant les prises de vue enrichissants. Groupe sympa. Week-end très bien organisé. Top

  • Kamila
  • May 26, 2024
  • Nice walk through some classic sights in Grenoble, but also some places where it is more difficult to normally get to like Garage hélicoïdal de Grenoble. Photo walk included visit to a local artist (painter), so there was also possibility to take photos during her creative process.

  • Steffi
  • Nov 19, 2023
  • Bonjour,
    merci pour cette belle promenade. J'ai pu faire des belles photos. Peut-être pas toutes dans le thème.
    Il me semble que 1h30 - 2h ne sont pas assez pour combler 20 mots. Surtout sur un chemin "tracé" (Office du tourisme - Musée - traversé d'Isère - Musée Dauphiné)
    Il y a des mots qui me semble "trop vague" : Gant ... Tram .. vélo.
    Certains mots demandent du temps pour le prendre (Mouvement).
    Dans tout le cas c'était un après-midi très agréable - mais très froid. ?
    Merci
    Steffi Mann

  • ANNE
  • Nov 19, 2023
  • C'était super ! Encore une belle découverte.
    Merci Suzanne !

  • Pablo
  • Oct 16, 2023
  • It was great! Got very nice feedback, a direction for my photography and met very talanted photographers. 10/10 would recommend!

  • Elsa
  • May 29, 2023
  • A new walk still very pleasant with Suzanne and the discovery of a great place of urbex in which I would never have gone alone

  • Dani
  • May 27, 2023
  • Really nice experience. Third time out with Suzanne and many more to come, for sure :)

  • Anne-Claire
  • May 27, 2023
  • Une journée très agreable: partage et decouverte. Et des conseils techniques donnés par Suzanne avec beaucoup de patience.

  • Régis
  • Apr 11, 2023
  • Avec mes filles, nous avons fait la balade photo dans Grenoble... une sorte de chasse "aux photos et aux oeufs pendant Paques"... Un super moment pour mes filles et une redecouverte finalement de Grenoble pour tous à observer Grenoble d'une façon différente !

  • Béatrice
  • Mar 27, 2023
  • J'ai beaucoup aimé cette balade photographique du street art dans Grenoble. Le groupe était sympathique et constitué de personnes très différentes . Nous avons eu le temps de prendre des photos sous différents angles. Notre guide et photographe Suzanne avait bien préparé ses interventions en anglais et en français... Le goûter qui finissait cette grande balade nous a permis encore des échanges avec d'autres personnes du groupe... En bref, une très belle après-midi!! Merci Suzanne

  • Dani
  • Mar 26, 2023
  • Fun activity! Good way to learn a bit more about the city

  • Angela
  • Mar 1, 2023
  • Excellent tour. Great to go with family or alone! Opened my eyes to new ways of observing those things we often miss. Highly recommend.

  • Kamila
  • Feb 26, 2023
  • Interesting walk to the cemetery of Grenoble with some lesser-known history tidbits about the dead buried there. I would recommend

  • Claude
  • Jan 8, 2023
  • Bonjour Suzanne,
    Merci encore pour la balade du samedi 07 janvier 2023 dans Grenoble. C'était super.
    J'ai bien apprécié vos explications et les autres participants étaient très sympa.
    A très bientôt dans votre galerie ou à une autre balade.

  • Nathalie
  • Jan 7, 2023
  • Nice photo walk today in Grenoble with Suzanne Porter !!!

  • AL
  • Nov 28, 2022
  • I really enjoyed this moment with many passionate people ! I also loved the fact that we can meet people from different countries ! At the same time I re-discovered the city through another angle, thank you Susan !

  • Cathy
  • Oct 14, 2019
  • SP and her team at clik-trip photo provide an excellent photo experience. SP lived in Marrakech for several years and knows the city inside & out. She takes you to all the back ally ways/ beautiful archways/ provides great feedback and helps w/your photography ensuring you get the photos you want. SP is friendly & very professional. Well worth the price to see and photograph Marrakech with someone who really knows what she is doing. Highly recommend SP or anyone that works with her.

  • Kathryn
  • Jul 31, 2019
  • A highlight of my journey throughout Morocco were the two days I spent with SP in Marrakesh. She is a gifted photographer, an inspirational instructor, and an incredibly knowledgable tour guide. I was even sent back to my hotel with a homework assignment. In addition to guiding me on the roads less traveled by tourists, she also introduced me to many locals who were more then happy to have their portraits taken. We spent quite some time standing at one of the entrances into the medina where I was able to photograph a variety of Moroccans from different walks of life as they entered or exited the city. We also spent time in a tannery capturing the scene as well as the different workmen. As we wondered through the medina and souk we often had to fight our way around the donkeys, carts, motorbikes and vehicles. One must keep one’s eyes wide open not only to capture all the special moments, but to live to tell about it. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with SP and hope to meet up with her in another part of the world.

  • Marie-Françoise
  • I really enjoyed the afternoon.
    I discovered the street art. I did’nt know how Grenoble was so rich with these paintings.
    Suzan with her kindless and her professional approach was a great guide.
    And the little « goûter » was a very nice moment.
    Thanks Suzan for this very pleasant afternoon.

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